Who Is Using USC?

Steve Alford gets a 10-year contract extension. Jamie Dixon gets a 10-year contract extension. Josh Pastner gets a contract extension. Anyone who gets mentioned as a candidate at USC seems to get an extension.

I mentioned on twitter that I considered Pastner more of a hustler than a coach, so I don’t think USC lost out there. But now the search gets to the part where I doubt Pat Haden enjoys it because the A-list candidates are evaporating.

That means USC might still get a great coach but it will either be through luck (like Pete Carroll) or timing. And I’m sure Tim Floyd is smiling right now watching the candidates disappear.

Share this post:Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on TumblrBuffer this pageEmail this to someonePrint this page
  • TrojanFamily

    Haden is likely targeting assistants. Other sites have correctly asserted that none of these names were ever seriously considering USC. Mike Hopkins at Syracuse still seems the likeliest target if USC looks out of region for its coach.

    • rusoviet

      Problem there might be that former USC Assistant AD Darryl Gross is now the AD for Syracuse but good idea nonetheless.

      • TrojanFamily

        That’s a good point. I do wonder how Gross might try to keep Hopkins since he is the heir apparent to Boeheim. He might let Hopkins go in the hope that he gets coaching experience then gets lured back.

  • Golden Trojan

    What about Gregg Marshall, Wichita St, and John Giannini, La Salle, both are winners at the mid major level, got to the Sweet 16?

  • Gilligan

    I would prefer that Haden make history by hiring Cheryl Miller as the men’s basketball coach. If a team can play with her passion and determination that she had a player USC would be in the top part of the Pac 12.

  • one more person is using Southern Cal, wolfman!!! i see Gen Betray-Us chose Southern Cal to make his big comeback speech following the humiliating kick to the crotch administered to him by his girlfriend!!!

    makes so much sense the de-frocked commander would select a school so scandal ridden and so sanctioned for his big coming out!!! could it be Betray-Us was hoping to find acceptance and understanding in such tainted halls???

    or was it the Korean DMV like atmosphere that drew Betray-Us??

    either way I DON GIVE A DAMN WHAT YOU THINK!!!!!!

    • TrojanFamily

      Shh. Little Chuckle Bucket. Being a cranky little Buckeroo just interrupts the adults. Let us talk and you can watch your Hannah Montana.

    • Jethro G Sabbath

      How long are the lines at the Korean DMV?

      • Jezro did you catch the Nicholson reference?? and how it ties in to the movie which has another DMV zone…this one in CUBA???

        like the wolfman, i continue to raise my game to a whole another, ‘nother level!!!!

        • Jethro G Sabbath

          I missed that one. I was merely humoring you after you intentionally used DMV again.

    • rusoviet

      Hey tapette – shake it babee

  • carter

    I prefer Haden make history by hiring Ben Howland.
    Talk about a vengeance motive!